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the eligibility age for medicare. >> i want entitlement reforms. republicans put revenue on the table, democrats always promise to cut spending. i'm looking for more revenue for entitlement reform before the end of the year. >> reporter: so far democrats sound lex flexible. >> we've got to make sure there is seamless coverage of afordable health coverage for every american. my concern about raising the retirement age gaps in coverage or coverage that's way too expensive for seniors to purchase. >> reporter: there are many potential cliffs but higher taxes for structural changes for medicaid and medicare may be abong the biggest. bob corker argued for both warning everyone against punting this until next year or accepting phony savings that don't solve or at least address the underlying deficit and structural debt problems. charlie and norah? >> let me add my voice, congratulations you on this day enharnting one of the big jobs in journalism. they're big shoes and i'm looking at those you have to fill. >> you'll be just fine. >> reporter: first day, all righ
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the republican call for tax reform and lower deductions. in medicare and social security bowles and simpson say the nation has no choice but to cut future benefits for those earning high incomes. we spoke to both men in washington. >> right now the president is under pressure not to touch social security and medicare. >> of course. so don't touch it. let's just let the damn thing rock along, grab your shorts you know get ready for the fun. >> let them go broke. >> let them go. >> if we don't touch them if we just take them off the table, you know what's going to happen? you know? we're not going to be able to spend money on whatever else it is you love. >> we asked both bowles and simpson if they were encouraged by at least the tone of compromise coming from congress and the president. >> based on what you see at the white house right now, are you optimistic or not? >> i'm not. no. somehow the word compromise means you're a wimp. how did we ever get to that point in america? >> optimistic or not? >> i'm not optimistic, but i'm hopeful. i think -- and i think al agrees with t
a new openness to raising tax revenue, if democrats agree to make cuts to strengthen medicare and medicaid. >> elections come and go. and when they go the spirit to find common ground becomes greater. >> reporter: georgia republican saxby chambliss and mark warner lead the gang of eight. four senate democrats and four senate republicans, who originally met in 2007 to craft a plan to cut the debt. >> you still don't have a final product after 2 1/2 years. why do shud we have any confidence that the president and the leaders should get anything done in the next two weeks? >> anything we look at we won't completely reform the tax code or completely make all the changes in the entitlement programs in the next seven weeks. over this last 2 1/2 years, we all know where the issues are. can we make enough of a down payment to assure the markets and put a real process in place that will allow us to work through this? >> reporter: chambliss says he and other republicans still oppose hiking tax rates on the wealthy, a move they contend kills jobs. instead, re
. >> cost savings to health care aregrams like medicare and medicaid. everyry dollar that's ever been secured for anything is sacred. to they'll defend it to the wath, regardless of what it means for jobs or the economy. > a tough white house ally, nglinois senator dick durbin argued against using fiscal cliff pressures to scale back paidare and medicaid benefits. >> these are people that have paid in over a lifetime into protectecurity and medicare and fully expect the protection bech they've invested in to be that'snd it has to be there. republicans anyblicans are demanding in any fiscal cliff deal. o raisew never to raise taxes on the w o entitlement programs now gobbling up more than 60% of annual federal spending. that means the white house to dough if i liberal democrats or >> the p enrage republicans. ted to thesident is very committed to the proposition itht we can deal with these challenges if we come together oach.dopt a balanced approach. >> i may sound glib what i'm about to say but this white house is really serious about an issuewhen it goes to twitter. anew white house
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